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tisdag 10 maj 2011

Rogues (introduction)

One of those bands that has confuced a lot of people but have also stayed a secret for many others. Many people think of this band as a RAC band but even if their history is anything but clean they where always an Oi!/Punk band and nothing else.

The band started sometime around 1985 with members from various punkbands around Detroit.
First solid lineup was Jeff on vocals, Keith Jackson on guitar (was later replaced by Kirk), Chris also he on guitar, Bill on bass and Jim on drums.

Even if many people have completly missed this great band i think most people dont have a clue who the members actually was and what other bands they played in.

Keith Jackson was the first one to leave the band but actually one of the members that today tries to keep the memory of it alive. He played in various bands after leaving but in the mid '00s he formed the band Glass heroes that did several Rogues songs live and even did a "cover" of the song Get out alive as their first single. Glass heroes is sort of the freak baby of Rogues in my opinion since their sound is somewhat simulair to Rogues earlier sound.

Bill the bassplayer and Jim the drummer (who also played in Almighty lumberjacks of death) where active in the Detroit RAC band Rival at the same time they played in Rogues and i think this is the reason why most think of the band as a RAC band. After the breakup of both Rival and Rogues Jim went on to play in Max Resist and Bill formed what would be Liberty 37.

Another confusing matter when speaking about this band is the fact that no one really knows what pressing of their records is the original. The records i have bought (thinking it was the original pressing) have been one of those BHCD bootlegs of Rock-o-Rama LP's without any information about original release date or anything else of the kind.
I will post the records on what i know is their real releasedate so please correct me if i have put the wrong year on the records.

8 kommentarer:

  1. KingsCountyBootBoy23 juni 2011 09:23

    Didn't members of The Rogues also end up in the Murder City Wrecks?

    SvaraRadera
  2. WELL YOU GOT MOST OF IT RIGHT THE DEMO WAS RELEASED 1989 THE SINGLE 1990 ON FORCE MAJEURE AS WAS ZERO STREET IN 1992.KEITH THEN LEFT THE BAND and kirk came on we recorded lost generation in 1993 and into 94 I left the band about 1/2 the way through lost generation over diferences of the direction of the band.The Rouges were always a working class punk/oi band ....regards jeff

    SvaraRadera
  3. Hey bro, would you mind re-uploading "Zero Street", "March of the Damned", and the demo when you have time, please? Thanks!

    SvaraRadera
    Svar
    1. Sure thing. Added them to the list.

      Radera
    2. Hold on. The links are working. Why would i re-upload something that is already up?

      Radera
  4. My bad, I must have been looking at something else..thanks haha

    SvaraRadera
  5. All four of the Rogues links are now saying "Invalid or Deleted File", any chance you could re-upload Zero Street and the demo?

    SvaraRadera
    Svar
    1. I have now added them to the list.

      Radera